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Team Localwise at the Work Local Awards

Thank you to everyone who came out last night to the 2016 Work Local Awards celebration party! It was an event that truly highlighted the fact that incredible people are the reason to work local

We couldn't have asked for better weather. The event took place on a terrace overlooking Lake Merritt at The Port Workspaces—which, by the way, will be team Localwise's new home come June. 

Winners of the 2016 Work Local Awards 

It was truly a community gathering that brought together employers, employees, friends, family, and community members. We were thrilled to meet many of the Localwise community members in person for the first time. 

dsc_5058 SF Federal Reserve Regional Manager Lena Robinson announces winners.

With over 1,000 nominations submitted for the awards, we were eager to announce the winners. Lena Robinson from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco helped emcee the night. Scroll down to find out who won out of the Work Local Awards finalists

The FB Design Build team enjoys dinner provided by Phil's Sliders and Hot Italian Pizza.

And a great plus: the event featured delicious locally-made food and drinks from Pacific Coast Brewing Co., Phil's Sliders, Starter Bakery, Hot Italian, and Vignette Soda. 

Dessert generously provided by Starter Bakery 

If you are interested, feel free to view more photos from the Work Local Awards here.

A huge congrats to all of the winners and finalists. Thank you for providing quality jobs and giving back to the local community.

We hope to see you at the Work Local Awards next year!

  • Best Employer: Food & Drink Duende | Oakland, CA
  • Best Employer: Retail The Local Butcher Shop | Berkeley, CA
  • Best Employer: Education Magoosh | San Francisco, CA
  • Best Employer: Startup Chalk Schools | San Jose, CA
  • Best Employer: Nonprofit Somos Mayfair | Oakland, CA
  • Best Employer: Health & Fitness Truve | Oakland, CA
  • Best Employer: Salon & Spa Manifesta | Oakland, CA
  • Best Employer: Professional Services Lake Merritt Dental | Oakland, CA
  • Best Manager Kyra Worthy, For Richmond | Richmond, CA
  • Best Co-workers Annmarie Skin Care | Berkeley, CA
  • Most Diverse Team Global Glimpse | Oakland, CA
  • Most Community-Oriented Employer The Town Kitchen | Oakland, CA
  • Most Fun Place to Work The Companion Group | Berkeley, CA
  • Best Employee Perks Location Labs | Emeryville, CA
  • Coolest Workspace Brooklyn Academy Roots | Oakland, CA
  • Best Business Pet Simon, The Party Staff | San Francisco, CA

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